Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte yesterday expressed his reservation on the immediate approval of RHB No. 6, questioning its timing.
Duterte said that many pressing issues needed to be prioritized, like the country’s social and economic problems.
“This is to express our irresolution with the immediate approval of RBH No. 6,” Duterte said in a statement.
He added, “To reiterate, we are not in opposition against the said measure per se, but we suppose it is not timely. Our country is facing more pressing social and economic issues, like inflation and poverty, among others, that we need to prioritize.”
Duterte also pointed out that the billions of pesos intended for the Constitutional Convention on Charter change (Cha-cha) could better be used to alleviate the lives of Filipinos.
“The billions to be allocated for the Constitutional Convention could be utilized instead for other programs intended to improve the living conditions of thousands of Filipino families,” Duterte explained why he voted for a NO.